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Psalms 74:5

New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995) [2]
— It seems as if one had lifted up [His] axe in a forest of trees.
King James Version (KJV 1769) [2]
— [A man] was famous according as he had lifted up axes upon the thick trees.
English Revised Version (ERV 1885)
— They seemed as men that lifted up axes upon a thicket of trees.
American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— They seemed as men that lifted up Axes upon a thicket of trees.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— [A man] was famous according as he had lifted up axes upon the thick trees.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— [A man] was known as he could lift up axes in the thicket of trees;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— One used to be known according as he carried up high—into the thicket of trees—the axes;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— He is known as one bringing in on high Against a thicket of wood—axes.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And they knew not both in the going out and on the highest top. As with axes in a wood of trees,
Geneva Bible (GNV 1560)
— He that lifted the axes vpon the thicke trees, was renowmed, as one, that brought a thing to perfection:
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— A man was famous according as he had lifted vp axes vpon the thicke trees.
Lamsa Bible (1957)
— Thou knowest this as the exalted one who sits on high; they have hewn down the doors with axes as they would cut the trees of the forest.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— ignorantly as it were in the entrance above;
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— [A man] was famous according as he had lifted up axes upon the thick trees.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
[A man] was famous 3045
{3045} Prime
A primitive root; to know (properly to ascertain by seeing); used in a great variety of senses, figuratively, literally, euphemistically and inferentially (including observation, care, recognition; and causatively instruction, designation, punishment, etc.).
<8735> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 1602
according as he had lifted up 935
{0935} Prime
A primitive root; to go or come (in a wide variety of applications).
{4605} Prime
From H5927; properly the upper part, used only adverbially with prefix upward, above, overhead, from the top, etc.
<8688> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 857
axes 7134
{7134} Prime
Perhaps from H6923 in the sense of striking upon; an axe.
upon the thick 5442
{5442} Prime
From H5440; a copse.
trees. 6086
{6086} Prime
From H6095; a tree (from its firmness); hence wood (plural sticks).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 74:5-6

_ _ Though some terms and clauses here are very obscure, the general sense is that the spoilers destroyed the beauties of the temple with the violence of woodmen.

_ _ was famous — literally, “was known.”

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 74:1-11.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 74:5

Famous — The temple was so noble a structure, that it was a great honour to any man to be employed in the meanest part of the work, though it were but in cutting down the trees of Lebanon.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 74:5

[A man] was famous according as he had (d) lifted up axes upon the thick trees.

(d) He commends the temple for the costly matter, the excellent workmanship and beauty of it, which nonetheless the enemies destroyed.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

1 Kings 5:6 Now therefore command thou that they hew me cedar trees out of Lebanon; and my servants shall be with thy servants: and unto thee will I give hire for thy servants according to all that thou shalt appoint: for thou knowest that [there is] not among us any that can skill to hew timber like unto the Sidonians.
2 Chronicles 2:14 The son of a woman of the daughters of Dan, and his father [was] a man of Tyre, skilful to work in gold, and in silver, in brass, in iron, in stone, and in timber, in purple, in blue, and in fine linen, and in crimson; also to grave any manner of graving, and to find out every device which shall be put to him, with thy cunning men, and with the cunning men of my lord David thy father.
Jeremiah 46:22-23 The voice thereof shall go like a serpent; for they shall march with an army, and come against her with axes, as hewers of wood. ... They shall cut down her forest, saith the LORD, though it cannot be searched; because they are more than the grasshoppers, and [are] innumerable.
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1K 5:6. 2Ch 2:14. Jr 46:22.

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